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Updated to Q1 2017
The US polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market saw prices move higher during the first quarter as plant maintenances reduced supply and domestic demand remained strong in mild winter weather.
Spot export prices moved up during the quarter by a little more than $100/tonne FOB US Gulf and contracts pushed higher by 4 cents/lb ($88/tonne) during the first three months of 2017.
Exports, too, started the year off strongly as limited supply in Europe and Asia and rising Asian ethylene prices drew US product to both regions. Spot export prices moved up by $100/tonne during January and February, but plateaued during March as spot ethylene prices in the US and Asia lent sentiment for lower prices in the second quarter.
US-Canada production finished 2016 5.1% higher than in 2015 and exports ended the year up 5.7%, according to data from the American Chemistry Council and Vault Consulting.
US producers continue to work to build export sales without triggering antidumping duties (ADDs).
The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) report is published on a weekly basis.
The report includes price assessments for monthly contracts for pipe and general purpose (GP) grade resins, as well as spot prices on a delivered-basis (DEL).
The PVC report also includes prices reflecting an active export market assessed on a free-on-board-basis (FOB) from the US Gulf (USG).
ICIS communicates with all market participants including PVC producers, buyers, traders and exporters.
We track industry news affecting production as well as feedstock ethylene prices.
Our customers find this report extremely useful for assisting them to make key business decisions and are pleased that ICIS delivers them an informative, cohesive summary of the market on a weekly basis.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Polyvinyl chloride. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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